Team-Based Learning: A Transformative Use of Small Groups in College Teaching

Team-Based Learning: A Transformative Use of Small Groups in College Teaching

By: L. Dee Fink (editor), Arletta Bauman Knight (editor), Larry K. Michaelsen (editor)Paperback

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This book describes team-based learning (TBL), a powerful and versatile teaching strategy that enables teachers to take small group learning to a whole new level of effectiveness. It is the only pedagogical use of small groups that is based on a recognition of the critical difference between 'groups' and 'teams', and intentionally employs specific procedures to transform newly-formed groups into high performance learning teams. This book is a complete guide to implementing TBL in a way that will promote the deep learning all teachers strive for.

About Author

Larry K. Michaelsen is professor of Management at Central Missouri State University. He is the former Editor of the Journal of Management Education. He is active in faculty and staff development activities and has conducted workshops on teaching effectively with small groups in a wide variety of university and, corporate settings. Arletta Bauman Knight received her doctorate in instructional communication from the University of Oklahoma and served as Associate Director of the Instructional Development Program at that institution (1992-2002). L. Dee Fink joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma in 1976 with an appointment in Geography and Higher Education. In 1979, he established the Instructional Development Program at Oklahoma and has served as director of that program ever since.


Preface; Part I: The Key Ideas of Team-Based Learning; 1, Beyond Small Groups - Harnessing the Extraordinary Power of Learning Teams; 2, Getting Started with Team-Based Learning; 3, Creating Effective Assignments - A Key Component of Team-Based Learning; 4, Group Process Research - Implications for Learning Groups; Part II: The Voices of Experience; 5, An Alternative to Lecturing in the Sciences; 6, Using Case Studies in Science - and Still "Covering the Content"; 7, Working with Nontraditional and Underprepared Students in Health Education; 8, A Dramatic Turnaround in a Classroom of Deaf Students; 9, Overcoming Initial Mistakes When Using Small Groups; 10, Creating Group Assignments that Teach Multiple Concepts in Interdisciplinary Course Content; 11, Team-Based Learning in Large Classes; 12, Using Team-Based Learning in a Very Traditional Cultural, and Institutional Context; 13, Team-Based Learning in International Situations; 14, Team-Based Learning in a Course Combining In-Class and Online Interaction; Part III: Major Lessons about Team-Based Learning; 15, Team-Based Learning - A Strategy for Transforming the Quality of Teaching and Learning; Appendices; A, Frequently Asked Questions about Team-Based Learning; B, Calculating Peer Evaluation Scores; C, Setting Grade Weights - A Team-Building Exercise; D, Miscellaneous Materials Related to Team-Based Learning; E, Speeding up Team Development with Immediate Feedback; Bibliography; Index; About the Editors and Contributors.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781579220860
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781579220860
  • ISBN10: 157922086X

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